With less than a week left for one of Airdrie's most anticipated events of the year, the Canada Day Parade route has been revealed.

cdWith less than a week left for one of Airdrie's most anticipated events of the year, the Canada Day Parade route has been revealed. (Graphic credit to the City of Airdrie) 

As with years previous, there will be road closures that will begin the day before Sunday, June 30. Motorists are asked to follow an alternate route.

While float registration for the parade closed over the weekend, Airdrie Parades is reminding residents that there are plenty of ways to still participate, including signing up to be a volunteer.

Airdrie's Canada Day 

On Monday, July 1, the day will begin at 8 a.m. at Airdrie City Hall, where a free Canada Day breakfast hosted by the Kin Club of Airdrie will take place till 10 a.m.

"There will be a 50/50 raffle, and donations will be welcomed as this is a fundraiser for community non-profits. The breakfast is available for the first 1,500 parade-goers." the city said.

The Canada Day Parade will occur in downtown Airdrie from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by various other events until 4 p.m.

"Don’t rush off after the parade! Stroll through Downtown and discover our local businesses' exciting offerings and celebrations," The City added. 

And Airdrie's inaugural Multicultural festival to be held on July 1 - Airdrie CultureFest will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nose Creek Park, hosted by the Airdrie CultureFest Committee.

St. Lucia-born soca artist, producer, and songwriter, Motto, will be the headliner performance on the main stage starting at 6 p.m.

Motto will be joining the festivities from 6 to 8 p.m. When asked what the booking of this artist meant for the first-time event in Airdrie, Glass said that it had all been shaped by the public's enthusiasm for the event.

The Airdrie Pro Rodeo will continue (beginning June 28) from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Airdrie Rodeo Grounds.

While the day is meant to end with fireworks, the City has underlined that due to water main infrastructure issues discovered in Calgary, Airdrie remains under a fire ban.

"The City of Airdrie will continue to monitor this situation closely and will make adjustments to the fireworks event if the fire ban is still in effect for July 1."

If the fireworks go ahead as previously planned, they will happen from 10:45 p.m. to 11:05 p.m. at the Chinook Winds Regional Park. The City hosts the fireworks, a 20-minute brilliant and dazzling artistic light performance to enjoy. 

mCanada Day fireworks can be seen from different vantage points around the city. (Graphic credit to The City of Airdrie)

Parking is limited. Available parking lots near the site are:

  • Rocky View Schools
  • W.H. Croxford High School 
  • Chinook Winds Regional Park

Vantage point locations are:

  • Windsong School
  • Coopers Crossing School
  • Living Springs Church
  • Daybreak Church

"The fireworks show is visible from multiple locations. Grab blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments to watch the show."

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